Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Chapter 6

If someone was trying to design a character to aggravate me, it would be difficult to do a better job than Lockhart. I’m amazed the other characters in the book haven’t murdered him already.

Why do you do this to me, book? Whatever did I do to you?

Not only does he explain to Professor Sprout how to do her job, he also feels the need to announce to her students that he had to explain it to her. Even if he felt his opinion was absolutely necessary (hint: it’s really not), he still didn’t need to go the extra step of undermining her expertise in front of her class.

Clearly the people who gave him this award never had to be in the same room as him and listen to him. If they had, they might have given him the Witch Weekly’s Most-Likely-To-Mansplain Award.

I like my alternate story where Professor Sprout fed him to the Whomping Willow. The Willow probably would have enjoyed itself, and we wouldn’t have to listen to him anymore. Please, please, someone make it stop.

Sometimes my manufacturing background comes out in odd ways. I pay a lot more attention to hearing protection than I ever used to.

Why does Hermione like him at this point? She should care that he’s not bothering to teach his subject.

There will be a blog post at some point examining the horrible mess that is Lockhart and how all the characters relate to him. I expect it will will include lots of caps lock. I plan to do it at the end of the book.

I checked because I wanted to know if this was true. Turns out the first all caps tweet was

from Philosopher’s Stone. This is the first time I’ve used the -normative words in all caps lock though, so it probably counts. πŸ™‚

 

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